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Harvard Savings Bank acquired by the State Bank Group in Wonder Lake

WONDER LAKE – The parent company of the State Bank Group in Wonder Lake recently acquired Harvard Savings Bank and its three locations, unde ...
May 22, 2015 - 10:44 am

Crane Hollow Bed and Breakfast in Harvard offers a glimpse of the countryside

HARVARD – Off the beaten path three miles east of Route 14, a makeshift road made from dirt and gravel fronts Lincoln Road on the rural sout ...
May 10, 2015 - 10:32 pm

Harvard man killed after going off road, crashing into tree

HARVARD – Authorities identified the driver of the fatal single-vehicle crash Friday near Harvard as 58-year-old Richard J. Shields. Shield ...
May 8, 2015 - 11:14 pm

Age

Under 5 Years 1014
5 to 9 Years 891
10 to 14 Years 665
15 to 19 Years 736
20 to 24 Years 662
25 to 34 Years 1605
35 to 44 Years 1310
45 to 54 Years 826
55 to 59 Years 353
60 to 64 Years 365
65 to 74 Years 485
75 to 84 Years 195
85 Years and Over 65
Median Age (in years) 27.8

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Ancestry

American 350 6.0%
Arab 22 0.4%
Czech 19 0.3%
Danish 0 0.0%
Dutch 124 2.1%
English 475 8.1%
French (except Basque) 129 2.2%
French Canadian 7 0.1%
German 1,730 29.7%
Greek 45 0.8%
Hungarian 0 0.0%
Irish 1,229 21.1%
Italian 285 4.9%
Lithuanian 24 0.4%
Norwegian 238 4.1%
Polish 671 11.5%
Portuguese 10 0.2%
Russian 27 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 58 1.0%
Scottish 142 2.4%
Slovak 0 0.0%
Subsaharan Africa 6 0.1%
Swedish 176 3.0%
Swiss 10 0.2%
Ukrainian 16 0.3%
Welsh 37 0.6%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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McHenry County Conservation District approves resolution opposing consolidation bill

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Conservation District was created by voters and it should be up to voters to eliminate it, one of its trustee ...
May 6, 2015 - 4:51 pm

Police seek 2 men who hit residents in Harvard home invasion

HARVARD – Harvard police are searching for two men who struck four people during a home invasion Tuesday night. Harvard Police Chief Mark Kr ...
May 6, 2015 - 11:29 pm

Young boy flown to hospital after horse-related incident in Harvard

HARVARD – A 3-year-old boy was taken via Flight for Life to a hospital after an incident involving a horse, Harvard firefighters said. The c ...
May 4, 2015 - 9:07 pm

Education

Less than 9th Grade 512 9.8%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 805 15.5%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 1,730 33.2%
Some College, No Degree 1,369 26.3%
Associates Degree 295 5.7%
Bachelor's Degree 362 7.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree 131 2.5%
Population 25 years and Over 5,204
High School Graduate or Higher 74.69%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 9.47%

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Gender

Male 4,526 49.35%
Female 4,646 50.65%
Total Population 9,172

 

MCC receives grants to support art preservation, summer math academy

CRYSTAL LAKE – Two grants will help fund restoration treatments for works by Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol and a summer math academy for inc ...
April 30, 2015 - 1:53 pm

Harvard School District 50 accepting applications for board vacancy

HARVARD – Interested residents can now apply for a spot on the Harvard School District 50 Board, after an odd twist created a vacancy. Forme ...
April 29, 2015 - 11:34 pm

Harvard company looks to equip, train schools in active-shooter situations

HARVARD – Nearly three years ago in December 2012, the mass shooting that unfolded within mere minutes inside a Connecticut elementary schoo ...
April 26, 2015 - 11:21 pm

Household Type

Total Households 2,941
Family Households 2,086 70.92&
with own children under 18 years 1,231 41.85&

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 2,941
Owner-Occupied 1,787 60.76%
Renter Occupied 1,154 39.23&

 

Harvard provides place to safely dispose of drugs

HARVARD – A safe place to dispose of medication, including controlled substances, will now be available at the Harvard Police Department, 20 ...
April 26, 2015 - 11:43 pm

Harvard's Coventry Home on Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois list

HARVARD – About a year ago Tom Beetstra decided he couldn't watch his former barn deteriorate anymore.So he took some plywood, wooden beams ...
April 24, 2015 - 10:34 am

Richmond's Main Stay Therapeutic Farm to host gala benefit in Harvard

HARVARD – Main Stay Therapeutic Farm, formerly Main Stay Therapeutic Riding Program, in Richmond will have its annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans ...
April 22, 2015 - 11:35 pm

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $949

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 1,456
Median (dollars) $1475
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 331
Median (dollars) $519

 

Harvard nurse honored for efforts with migrant workers

HARVARD – The first treatment that Elizabeth Rios administered at the Harvard Area Community Health Center didn’t come in a bottle, but in a ...
April 19, 2015 - 10:59 pm

Child safety seat check planned in Harvard

HARVARD – A child safety seat check will be conducted Saturday at the Harvard Wal-Mart. Sponsored by Safe Kids of McHenry County, the event ...
April 16, 2015 - 12:13 am

McHenry County residents find debris from Rochelle tornado

HEBRON – The loan billing statement was a little muddy, but Jennifer Kowal could make out a full name and address. That’s how she knew the L ...
April 13, 2015 - 11:27 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $134,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $37,646

 

Large tornado stopped short of Marengo

The powerful supercell that produced a tornado that damaged one town and smashed another was most likely the one that triggered dire warning ...
April 10, 2015 - 11:48 pm

McHenry County wakes up to minor damage after powerful storm

McHenry County emergency officials said they found only minor damage Friday in the wake of a powerful storm that devastated other parts of n ...
April 10, 2015 - 1:57 pm

McHenry County mostly spared while tornadoes ravaged surrounding areas

While areas to the west and southwest are dealing with major damage after storms killed at least one and injured at least seven, McHenry Cou ...
April 10, 2015 - 9:11 am

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 35 0.23%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 273 1.76%
Construction 233 1.50%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 571 3.68%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 133 0.86%
Information 212 1.37%
Manufacturing 1,287 8.30%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 178 1.15%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 496 3.20%
Public Administration 100 0.65%
Retail Trade 379 2.45%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 64 0.41%
Wholesale Trade 64 0.41%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 4,025

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Land

Area (in square miles) 8.58
Density (in square feet) 1,069

 

Harvard man gets 22 years for sex act with girl

WOODSTOCK – Standing before a packed courtroom, a Harvard man convicted of sexually assaulting a young girl told the judge he loved the vict ...
April 10, 2015 - 12:09 am

One incumbent loses Harvard City Council seat

HARVARD – Voters in three of the city’s four aldermanic wards tentatively elected two newcomers and tossed out one incumbent Tuesday evening ...
April 8, 2015 - 1:15 am

Wrongful termination suit against Harvard District 50 revived by appellate court

HARVARD – The federal appellate court breathed new life into a lawsuit involving a former District 50 psychologist who alleges that he was f ...
April 8, 2015 - 1:12 am

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives Jack Franks

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 4,225
Cuban 0
Mexican 4,080
Other Hispanic or Latino 133
Puerto Rican 12
Total Population 4,225
Not Hispanic or Latino 4,947
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 163
Black or African American Alone 12
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 75
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 75
White Alone 4,697
Total Population 9,172

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Election 2015: Contested McHenry County races abound on Tuesday ballot

OK, voters, it’s up to you this Tuesday.More than 40 races to determine who represents you – or who doesn’t – on city councils, school board ...
April 4, 2015 - 10:41 pm

Man in critical condition following single-vehicle crash outside Harvard

HARVARD – A rollover crash sent one man to the hospital early Saturday morning, a fire official said. The Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protec ...
April 5, 2015 - 10:43 pm

Harvard police investigating shots fired on Eastman Street

HARVARD – Harvard police are seeking information about shots fired that struck a home Sunday night. Police Chief Mark Krause said people wer ...
March 30, 2015 - 11:54 pm

Schools

Unified School Districts Harvard Community Unit School Dist. 50

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Harvard School District 50 board candidates target better student achievement

HARVARD – Both sitting board members and election challengers want to improve student achievement at Harvard School District 50, as the dist ...
March 28, 2015 - 11:39 pm

Harvard City Council candidates weigh economic growth, budget issues

HARVARD – The numerous Harvard City Council candidates emphasized the city’s slow economic development and its budgetary constraints as the ...
March 27, 2015 - 11:30 pm

Harvard police investigate wave of business burglaries

HARVARD – Harvard police are encouraging business owners to secure their buildings in light of a rash of burglaries that have occurred since ...
March 27, 2015 - 11:19 pm

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